The latest volume in a new series providing industry-specific information, this almanac-style book contains an industry overview, statistics, company listings and rankings, associations, and trade show information. Compiled from the vast databases of these two esteemed publishers, it provides easy access to a large amount of information in one compact source. A useful set of introductory chapters survey the vast entertainment industry--which, according to the compilers, covers about 35 areas, ranging from dinner theaters to sports to museums. Navigation is made easy by two indexes: a master index and a geographical company index. Reasonably priced for its size and content, this unique reference source provides an eclectic range of information. Recommended for specialized business collections and larger public libraries. [Preceding titles in the series, all of which have the same format, cover computers and software, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, and health & medical services; forthcoming titles will range from hospitality to agriculture.--Ed.]--Donald Altschiller, Boston Univ. Lib. Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.